1965 Austin Mini Mark I


Auction sold at $22,000

GDA AUCTION SUMMARY

Lot # 178
Seller: tygr frank
Location: Fountain Valley, CA
VIN: AA2S7623019A
Miles: 27151
Engine: Inline-4
Transmission: 4-Speed Rod Shift
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Category: Classic
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The Mark I Mini (1959–1967) was the first version of the British Motor Corporation’s Mini. It is characterized by its sliding windows, external door hinges, and “moustache” grille. In the United Kingdom the Mark I was produced between 1959 and 1967, with production in Australia continuing until 1970. The Mini Mark I was sold under both Austin and Morris marque names. The Mini was a genuine four-seater.  This was possible within such a small bodyshell because the engine was mounted transversely, driving the front wheels via a gearbox that was uniquely incorporated into the sump of the engine. Engine and gearbox thus shared the same oil, which was a significant piece of design in response to the 1956 Suez crisis and the fears of future oil shortages. The tiny 10-inch (250 mm) wheels helped to reduce the intrusion of wheel arches into the interior of the vehicle and allowed a modest amount of additional luggage space in the “boot” area behind the rear seats. Overall, the Mini represents some very clever packaging which has often been imitated but has never been matched.

Part of a predominant Orange County collection for over 6 years, this matching numbers car has covered only 43K Kilometers. The car was restored by the previous owner in beautiful Red/ White, the interior received new upholstery, and the exterior received new paint less than 200 miles since restoration. This classic Austin is an original right-hand drive example that has recently received a service including replacements of all fluids, new plugs, timing belt, new battery, oil change, radiator flush, and tire/brake Inspection. The car has a clean title and no history of accidents. The interior, exterior, and running gear are in very good condition.  A unique collector’s item which can be used as a daily driver or a beautiful showpiece.


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High Bid $22,000 By Tracy0
Auction Ended Mar. 31 at 10:47 am U.S. Pacific.
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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Algo1 February 12, 2021 12:13 AM $15,555
miniman February 11, 2021 9:46 AM $15,500
Algo1 February 11, 2021 12:03 AM $15,000
miniman February 8, 2021 10:07 AM $13,500
Algo1 February 2, 2021 1:52 PM $12,500
Fizzyone January 26, 2021 1:50 PM $10,000
Auction started March 31, 2021 10:45 AM
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